So this happened tonight, and man, was it good!!!
This Low Carb Bacon Avocado Soup is a light, brothy, perfect-for-summer soup. It’s extremely satisfying without adding any weight or feeling of being overly full to your tummy.
For those in the house that don’t eat low carb, I served this with some garlic bread, and I had, not a single complaint. It was bliss.
I will say that this may not be something many kids will take to. It’s more of an adult flavor, but you never know! Your kinds may surprise you!
And just a note on the recipe…
If you try it before adding salt at the end, you probably will not like it. The flavors of the broth are so subtle that they really need some salt to bring them to life. I tried seasoning with more spices, but it just wasn’t the same.
That being said, the bacon is salty, so salt your soup a little at a time until you get it just right.
This soup can be served warm or cold, and goes really well with a simple salad for dinner.
Note on the bacon: A good quality bacon can be tough to locate. Part of a low carb diet is avoiding sugar, something you will find in pretty much all mainstream bacon. So you have two options if you want to avoid this. You can buy locally from a farmer or butcher who will take requests to avoid any sugar in making their bacon, or you can look for the Wellshire Paleo bacon. I find it at Whole Foods and it has absolutely no added sugar. It’s a little on the pricier side, but meat is one thing I will spend good money on for better quality. Plus, it’s delicious bacon!
I also found this Pederson’s Natural Farms Sugar Free Bacon (affiliate link) on Amazon. You have to order 6 packages at a time, so it’s a bit of a bigger cost up front. But it’s got a clean ingredient list as well.
Ingredients: Pork, Water, less than 2%, Salt, Vinegar, Celery Powder.
- 4 cups chicken stock or broth
- 1/3 cup loosely packed, fresh chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 medium avocados, pitted
- 1/2 medium lime, juiced
- 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and broken into small pieces
- salt and pepper to taste
In a medium to large pot, bring the chicken stock to a low boil. (If serving warm)
Place the cilantro, garlic powder, avocados and lime juice in a blender.
To the blender, add 1 cup of the chicken stock (warm or cold).
Blend until smooth, then stir it into the rest of the stock.
Add the bacon.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Nutrition Data According To MyFitnessPal.com
(May not be totally accurate):